People never cease to amaze (and amuse) me. Evolution and survival of the fittest? Sometimes people make it through that natural selection. Here's an actual phone conversation I had last night:
Nurse Lochia (NL): "Hi, this Nurse Lochia, can I help you?"
Grandma to be(GTB): "Yeah, I know you guys can't really give out too much advice, but my 18 year old daughter is 3 months pregnant and she's constipated. She can't have a bowel movement, actually she had a bowel movement but it won't come out. What do I do and can I give her any medication tohelp"
NL: "What do you mean, won't come out? She feels the need to go, but can't?"
GTB: "She had a bowel movement and it won't come all the way out. The turd is halfway out of her butt but she can't get it out and she's still on the toilet".
NL (speechless): "Um, yeah, okay, I can't tell you what medications she can take, so I'd just call
the office in the a.m. and ask.
GTB "But what does she do in the meantime with the turd hanging out?"
NL: "Um, have her take toilet paper and wipe/pull it out? I'm sorry but that's the only advice I can tell you".
GTB: "Okay, thank you." click.
I can honestly say I sat there in a state of shock. I mean, really, who sits on the toilet, when they're 18 years old, with stool hanging out of their butt, tells their mother she can't get it to drop, and so her mom calls the labor and deliver department?